Subject Leader: Ms Lousie Bennett

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What are we studying?

For GCSE PE we follow the Edexcel course, the course is split into four components.

Component One: Fitness and Body Systems

Overview of content

  • Topic 1: Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Topic 2: Movement analysis
  • Topic 3: Physical Training
  • Topic 4: Use of data

Overview of assessment

  • This unit is assessed through an externally set examination.
  • The examination is 1 hour and 45 minutes, and includes multiple choice, short-answer, and longer answer

questions.

  • The total mark available is 90.

Component Two: Health and Performance

Overview of content

  • Topic 1: Health, fitness and well-being
  • Topic 2: Sport psychology
  • Topic 3: Socio-cultural influences
  • Topic 4: Use of data

Overview of assessment

  • This component is assessed through an externally set examination.
  • The examination is 1 hour and 15 minutes, and includes multiple choice, short-answer, and longer-a

answer questions.

  • The total mark available is 70.

Component Three: Practical performance

Overview of content

  • Skills during individual and team activities
  • General performance skills

Overview of assessment

  • The assessment consists of students completing three physical activities from a set list.
  • One must be an individual activity.
  • One must be a team activity.
  • The final activity can be a free choice.
  • These will be assessed by the teacher and moderated.

Component Four: Personal Exercise Programme

Overview of content

  • Aim and planning analysis
  • Carrying out and monitoring the PEP
  • Evaluation of the PEP

Overview of assessment

  • ·The assessment consists of students producing a personal exercise programme, and will require students

to analyse and evaluate their performance.

  • ·These will be assessed by the teacher and moderated.

How are we assessed?

For more details of the course and the assessment process please visit: www.edexcel.com

How are we grouped?

Students opt into study PE; the students are split into GCSE and BTEC classes after discussion with both students and parents. We will identify the most appropriate course for each learner on an individual basis.

What home learning are we expected to do?

 

The students are expected to do independent study consolidating their learning of the topics they are covering. There is also set homework given weekly or fortnightly depending on the tasks or extended project work.

What can parents do to help?

Please help with your child’s organisation to ensure that they come to each lesson with the appropriate PE kit, in line with the published list for PE.

Monitor their progress during the GCSE and ensure they find time to complete their homework.

Encourage them to fully participate in extra-curricular PE activities and to read about/watch a variety of sporting and physical activities.

Use Show my homework/email to communicate with staff on any concerns or matters regarding PE.